The 11D4.1 antibody monoclonal antibody specifically binds to mouse CD144, also known as VE-cadherin. CD144 is a type I transmembrane protein and is a member of the cadherin superfamily. VE-cadherin is an endothelial cell-specific, homophilic adhesion molecule. It is concentrated at interendothelial cells contacts and is thought to be involved in the maintenance of cell layer integrity. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that the 11D.4 mAb interferes with VE-cadherin-mediated intercellular adhesion.
The antibody was conjugated to an oligonucleotide that contains an antibody clone-specific barcode (ABC) flanked by a poly-A tail on the 3' end and a PCR handle (PCR primer binding site) on the 5' end. The ABC for this antibody was designed to be used with other BD AbSeq oligonucleotides conjugated to other antibodies. All AbSeq ABC sequences were selected in silico to be unique from human and mouse genomes, have low predicted secondary structure, and have high Hamming distance within the BD AbSeq portfolio, to allow for sequencing error correction and unique mapping. The poly-A tail of the oligonucleotide allows the ABC to be captured by the BD Rhapsody™ system. The 5' PCR handle allows for efficient sequencing library generation for Illumina sequencing platforms.
NOTE: The BD Rhapsody Single-Cell Analysis System must be used with the BD Rhapsody Express Instrument.